The Selecter

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One of the key bands of the U.K. ska revival of the late '70s and early '80s, the Selecter were also one of the few racially and sexually integrated acts on the scene, and vocalist Pauline Black often tackled sexism along with racism and the other social ills focused upon by groups that were part of the 2-Tone movement. The Selecter's music was rooted in high-energy ska, but they also incorporated a healthy portion of roots reggae influences, which were most audible in the thick basslines and the space the rhythm section put into their performances. The Selecter's best and most enduring release was their debut album, 1980's Too Much Pressure, through after reuniting in 2010, they demonstrated they were still one of the best U.K. ska acts extant with energetic and thoughtful albums like 2015's Subculture and 2023's Human Algebra.

Coventry, England

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